As Assistant Director, Lauren guides the Health Promotion staff in every endeavor. Lauren earned both her Bachelor of Science in Community Health and her Master of Science in Health Education from Texas A&M University and has 11 years of health education experience. She builds curriculum, develops programming, monitors assessment efforts, and supervises and advises students and staff. Lauren is especially proud of her efforts in shaping Health Promotion's mission, vision, purpose, and goals; developing a strategic plan for the direction of the office; and opening opportunities for staff to grow professionally. She loves seeing how far Health Promotion's reach spans across the university, the community, and beyond! In her free time, Lauren loves spending time with her family and watching her children grow and learn. Her hobbies include reading fiction and romance novels and admiring the art of hand lettering.
Program Coordinator of Interpersonal Violence Prevention
Dr. Denise Crisafi is the Program Coordinator of Interpersonal Violence Prevention in the Office of Health Promotion. Dr. Crisafi received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida where her research specialized in intimate partner violence prevention, gender-based discrimination, community-based prevention programming, poverty and homelessness, and public policy. She also received her M.A. in Applied Sociology-Domestic Violence Track and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She joined Texas A&M University in 2018 following her role as the Community Partnerships Coordinator for the Orange County Take Stock in Children program, a non-profit organization operating in connection with Valencia State College. Previously, she also served as the Coordinator of Research and Civic Engagement in The Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida. Within Health Promotion, she is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of interpersonal violence prevention programming; working with campus and community partners to bring awareness to interpersonal violence prevention campaigns, events, and resources; developing training materials and delivering training sessions; and supervising the outstanding work of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialists. Outside of work, she has a vast appreciation for locally sourced food and wineries, music, independent film, and art. She enjoys any opportunity to travel and explore new places.
Program Coordinator for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
Sarah Beth is the Program Coordinator for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention. She received her BA in Strategic Communication from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and her MS in Food Science, Nutrition & Health Promotion from Mississippi State University. Previously she was the Fitness and Adaptive Recreation Coordinator at Arizona State University, where she was also an Adjunct Faculty member for the Physical Activity Classes program within the education department. She joined Texas A&M in 2018 and is responsible for the oversight of all alcohol and other drug prevention and education efforts. Outside of work she enjoys anything fitness-related, but especially swimming, weight-lifting, and hiking.
Health Promotion Specialist
Suzanne joined the Health Promotion team in 2017 with nearly five years of health education experience. Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Foods from Texas State University and a master’s degree in Public Health from Texas A&M University. Some of her roles in Health Promotion include overseeing the Sex in the Dark program, advising two student organizations (The Sex Project and the College Diabetes Network), and working with students one-on-one to reach their wellness-related goals. Suzanne particularly enjoys learning about and teaching sexual health, nutrition, and healthy sleep. Suzanne is a proud Hufflepuff who also enjoys making friends, public speaking, giving presentations, and leading trainings. Suzanne teaches 2nd grade religion at church and is also an accomplished seamstress. She loves baking, dancing, reading, and Taylor Swift.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist
Taylor serves as a Violence Prevention Specialist in the office. She is originally from Michigan and completed her Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University. She then went south to complete her Master's in Higher Education Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs from Clemson University. She has spent time working in Sheffield, England and Sydney, Australia before making College Station home. She is currently working on a Graduate Certificate Program in Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion, through the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Her main responsibilities include designing, implementing, and evaluating presentations and workshops around sexual violence prevention. She also advises Aggie Elevate. In her free time, Taylor can be found outdoors with her dachshund, Sven or traveling to somewhere new.
Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist
Jazmin serves as an Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist in the office. She is originally from Indiana, and completed her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Jazmin loves Indiana University so much she decided to complete her Master of Public Health with concentrations in Behavioral, Social, and Community Health and Public Health Administration at Indiana University Bloomington. Jazmin is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. During Jazmin’s time at IUPUI and IUB she studied abroad in London, became a health and wellness peer educator, a resident assistant, graduate assistant for Culture of Care and Bystander Intervention, and a Futures Without Violence Fellow. During this time she also took great interest in Greek students and she sat on countless conduct panels, created several sanction programs, and was a part of the Sexual Violence Greek Task Force. As an Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist at Texas A&M her main responsibilities include designing, implementing, evaluating, and assessing workshops regarding interpersonal violence. In addition, Jazmin manages Green Dot, a bystander intervention workshop, and coordinating Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. In her free time, Jazmin loves shopping, traveling, event planning, and spending time with her amazing family.
Health Promotion Specialist
Megan has been with Health Promotion since January 2016 and started her full-time position in August 2019. Within Health Promotion, Megan focuses on alcohol and other drug education, including recovery initiatives and our 5 in 2 binge drinking awareness campaign. She graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Health with a minor in Sociology in May 2017, serving as a leader in The Sex Project her junior and senior years. Megan also earned a Master of Science in Health Education from Texas A&M in May 2019, during which time she researched bisexuality and mental health. Her passions include sexual and romantic diversity and health literacy/communication. She also enjoys working with graphic design and social media. Megan loves iced coffee, interior design, the McElroys, Armchair Expert, and hip hop.
Health Promotion Specialist
Skylar serves as a Health Promotion Specialist in the office, with specific focuses on alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. Originally from Arkansas, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2016. After serving as a Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for a grant funded program, Skylar then moved to San Marcos, TX where she was the graduate assistant for Health Promotion Services. Within this role, she advised two peer education groups, planned events and programs, and regularly facilitated discussions on topics such as sexual health, mental health, bystander intervention, sexual assault, and social justice. Since receiving her Master of Education Degree in Health Education in May of 2019, she traded her “Woo Pig Sooie!” for “Gig ‘Em, Aggies!” after joining Texas A&M’s Health Promotion team in August 2019. Skylar’s passions include minority health, sexual health, equity and access, and children’s health. Her hobbies include online shopping, dancing, karaoke, spending time with friends and family, Netflix, and traveling. However, her favorite thing to do after a long day is come home to her Goldendoodle, Escobar!
Angela has been working in an educational environment for the past 15 years, from working with preschool, public school, and the last three years with Texas A&M. She recently completed a certificate program through Texas A&M University to help further her career. Students are her passion and being an advocate for any child/student who wants to succeed. She is a proud parent of three beautiful, grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, home decorating and decorating shows, and doing the little things for her own kids just to see them smile.
Pictured (L to R): Allison Bryant, Kayla Hood, and Taelor Robinson
Taelor serves as the Graduate Assistant in the office. Originally from Round Rock, Texas, Taelor is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Texas A&M University. Taelor's areas of interest are holistic wellness, identity development, transition, and retention. Within Health Promotion, she is responsible for facilitating Alcohol Education Workshops and Drug Education Workshops, and presenting to student groups. Outside of work, Taelor enjoys exploring new restaurants, spending time with friends, and traveling.
Allison is a Senior Allied Health major with a Women’s and Genders Studies minor from Houston, Texas. She is a member of a women’s organization, Texas A&M Legacies working to empower women in the Bryan/College Station community. She is also serving as the Executive Director of Aggie Miracle, raising money for life-saving equipment at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. After college, Allison is pursuing a career in Women’s and Children’s Health. Allison loves bad karaoke, spending time outdoors, and her dog, Leonidas.
Kayla Hood is a Junior Psychology major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Houston, TX. She is a director for the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee (WBAC), which serves to expose Texas A&M’s campus to the different issues that African Americans face around the world as well as educate and explore ways in which our community can become more united. She is also one of the founding members of A&M’s chapter of the Aggie Triota National Honor Society for Women’s and Gender Studies. Once Kayla graduates, she plans to obtain her Master’s degree in Student Affairs for Higher Education and work to promote student success and wellness on college campuses. Her interests include mental health, human sexuality, and interpersonal violence prevention. Kayla absolutely loves her family, friends, and chocolate.
Kristina is a sophomore Telecommunication Media Studies major with an Art minor (focused on New Media) from Del Rio, Texas. Kristina is also pursuing a certificate in social media. She is passionate about photography, graphic design, and marketing. After college Kristina plans on working at a marketing agency under their social media division. She is interested in how the media affects society and wants to use its influence for good. In her free time, Kristina enjoys painting, watching Netflix, and spending time with loved ones.
Paige is a senior Public Health major with a minor in Neuroscience from Pearland, Texas. She is passionate about neurophysiology, emergency preparedness and response, and health promotion. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in health promotion. Paige enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching television dramas, and learning new things.
Student Project Coordinator
Kaylee is a senior International Studies major with minors in French and Business. Within Health Promotion, Kaylee is the student project coordinator for our campaign against binge drinking. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education by pursuing a master's degree in marketing. Kaylee loves reading, petting any small animal that comes her way, and watching Netflix.
Natalie is a practicum student working with the interpersonal violence prevention team. She is from Charlotte, North Carolina and completed her bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Natalie is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program. Natalie’s areas of interest are identity development, student transition, and residence life. Outside of work, Natalie likes spending time outside, exploring new places, and eating doughnuts.